natural retreats aislabeck plantation – Hannah & Kris
Wedding Photographer Yorkshire – Richmond, North Yorkshire
Natural retreats aislabeck plantation is an absolutely amazing venue. Rain or shine the scenery is truly epic and the colours of the landscape are always in transition with the light. One could simply sit on top of the hill and watch the world go by. Autumn weddings are always special, the changing of the seasons brings about the most amazing change in the quality of the light. Everything seems much more crisp in the early hours and the midday sun is diffused by overcast skies.
When Hannah first got in touch she mentioned that she was involved in theatre production and that the use of light in shaping her dream day was key. Straight away I knew this wedding was going to be awesome. Friends and family went all out to put together the most amazing lighting setup. Old school filament light bulbs bathed each dining table in a warm yellow glow and multi-coloured balloons created a dramatic spectacle in the ceremony room. It was amazing at how something that seems so simple, when handled with care and a designers eye, can come together to fill a space and transform a room into a medley of colours and happiness.
Natural retreats aislabeck plantation
It was an epic six hour drive up to Richmond. The purchase of a digital radio for the car paid dividends, shout out to the 6 music team! Rocking out to Beastie Boys as the scenery changed from concrete to countryside really made me realise how much I miss the outdoor space. Starting to feel the need for a vegetable patch! One thing that becomes immediately apparent once the sun sets is how distorted ones idea of nighttime is. Being so used to light pollution I was driving at 10mph to stop the palpitations. Having arrived in the dead of night I had no real idea of where I was. The next morning my heart was lifted when I saw the view over the valleys, unreal. A photographers dream. Take a look at the images below and you’ll see what I mean.
We met some truly amazing people on this day. It was a delight to capture an amazing bond between not only an awesome couple, but their friends and family too. Big shout out to Chris Randle for second shooting, bossed it as always. I once drew my family tree and it turns out my family came from Yorkshire! This means there’s still hope that I could play for the cricket team! Maybe one day I’ll relocate and shoot weddings on hilltops forever. Until then, I’ll keep the memory of an amazing day spent with amazing people.